Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar

Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bouquetrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 859-491-7777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday & Monday: closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Williams
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar, located in the heart of Mainstrasse Village in Covington, opened its doors in the fall of 2007 under the ownership of Chef Stephen Williams. Bouquet offers the unique experience of fine dining in a cozy and intimate atmosphere, serving a seasonal menu of contemporary American cuisine, which features fresh and locally grown ingredients. Recently presented with an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine, we have an extensive list of over 200 wines from around the globe. Come and enjoy a glass of wine and dine with us, and see what you have been missing!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (95)special occasion (77)neighborhood gem (67)romantic (59)notable wine list (58)great for outdoor dining (27)hot spot (16)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Absolutely delicious
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The menu is always interesting - local, fresh and always with a creative flair. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Experience
    WinerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had never even heard of Bouquet before, but after reading about it in the Open Table newsletter, decided to go there for a family celebration. We are glad that we went. Bouquet is small, but that makes it fairly quiet so you can have a conversation easily. The service was excellent. Bouquet's wine list is not voluminous, but has some very high quality offerings. The menu, likewise, doesn't have dozens of items, but there is still good variety. I had an excellent heirloom tomato gazpacho with cornmeal croutons as a starter and a perfectly cooked pork chop as my entreé. My wife enjoyed some delicious salmon and our daughter had a really nice piece of steak. The spice berry-brownie trifle was unusual and tasty as well. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    SlowFood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Beef and pork meat quality was great! The cooking of the meats valued their excellent raw quality. Excellent gazpacho!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night. Great food
    drrun
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Made reservations. I was called by Bouquet informing me that Octoberfest would close some streets and where to park because of crowd. Thoughtful. Seated promptly. Great service. Friendly, knowledgeable, and patient. Food excellent. Salmon fresh and flavorful. Tried squash blossom small plate. Delicious combination. Made for enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Explosion of subtle flavors
    RobertB
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From the first spoonful of chilled tomato basil soup, our tastebuds stood at attention. Pesto stuffed squash blossoms followed with equal admiration. Each dish (we like to share) had us giving each other that "wow!" look, as nuance after nuance was discovered, with every bite taken. What a wonderful treat Bouquet has been and continues to be. The menu changes as the kitchen discovers new and more memorable ways to entice and please their clientele. If you're ready for unexpected smiles to come upon your face, try their offerings, you'll be happy you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So glad we crossed the river!
    UKinCincy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday while visiting family from the UK. Wanted somewhere with character and great food which is what we found at Bouquet. Great service, lovely atmosphere. Menu was small..I like that as it usually means everything is fresh and well prepared. ..and it was. Very good wine list, something for all tastes and budgets. You'll need to book..this little gem is worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Northern KY!
    4fordinner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've been checking out good places to eat in Cincy, but had not found anyplace across the river. Bouquet turned out to be on par with the best trendy restaurants in Cincy! Happy we found it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always excellent
    nana
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    the cheese tray appetizer is awesome the pork chops are some of the best ever the burger is average
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Meal
    vogelapVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had a fantastic meal at Bouquet this week. Three of us enjoyed a wide variety of dishes, each carefully prepared with local ingredients. The Chef and team are focused on using local ingredients and presenting them beautifully and simply. The room is warm, inviting, and not so-packed with tables that you feel like you're sharing a meal with diners seated next to you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Chaos68VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything tasted great. Been here a number of times and never had something I didn't like
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jmarie
    jmarie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I brought my sister to Bouquet for a birthday dinner. She thoroughly enjoyed her entire experience. She commented that the food was the best she had tasted in a very long time. The food, wine, dessert and service was exceptional. Definitely recommend Bouquet for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    redheadmom
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Hubby and I were looking for a place to 'celebrate' our first weekend night as empty nesters. I kept hearing Bouquet was good, but I had no idea how good. We had early reservations (6pm) because we were also seeing a show. When we arrive the place was half empty and we were seated right away. Our server (female - sorry I forgot your name) was fantastic! She explained the whole menu and gave us excellent recommendations. I told her I would love to try the gespacho, but didn't want a whole bowl, so she brought me a cup - on the house - AMAZING - fresh, flavorful and light. Also notable were the VERY fresh vegetables with every course and the miso ginger sauce with the halibut. Hubby loved his pork chop as well. Highly Recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    There's a guy in the kitchen by the name of Kyle and he knows how to treat you. As for the food if I could id never leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Thank you for a very special evening. The service and food I would recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC...memorable experience!!!
    Hissetts
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were on our way to Carnegie to see Sweeney Todd - a co-worker told me about Bouquet so we made a reservation....and are we soooo glad we did. One of our favorites in years! We will be regulars from here on out! Our server was awesome....introduced us to an amazing wine ... dinner was presented beautifully ... and beyond delicious. Ambience was delightful. Quite, intimate and pure delight.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Effort was evident
    Chewwell
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food was good and effort was evident in the staff. I like to be in a place that people care about what they do.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine and convenient
    seenitallVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Top to bottom, this is a very nice place. Good food, very nice service and an elegant southern atmosphere set the scene for a great evening. Convenient parking and close to downtown Cincinnati, I will return when I am next in the area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    Planetrvl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant is consistently excellent. I eat at this restaurant any time I am in town. The food and service is 5 star
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highly recommended
    PALL
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Bouquet is indeed a hidden gem. The atmosphere is great, the food excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ronk
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A great spot for dinner with friends. Dinner was excellent and service was top notch. We were greeted warmly by the GM and bar tnder . We will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bouquet Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent restaurant and our party of eight was treated royally. Food was absolutely delicious!!!! Thank you Josh and Barbara.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for the Discerning Palate
    AngelFoodCake
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I really enjoy dining at Bouquet. The menu changes seasonally and their specials are unlike any you find in the city. I had the squash blossoms and Alaskan halibut. Both were incredibly tasty and flavorful. I greatly appreciate the flavor profiles at Bouquet and think the chef has a great knack for bringing out the best in each dish's natural flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food and service
    EatoutfunVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Bouquet just keeps getting better. Our server, Barb was fantastic guiding us through the wine and specials. Crab cake appetizer, a special gazpacho, and the cheese plate were great ways to begin our meal with friends. Our entrees were halibut, the pork chop and steak were all perfectly prepared and timing was wonderful. We shared the bread pudding and a chocolate desert which were a perfect ending to a great evening. Thanks Bouquet and our great server, Barb. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A great dining experience. The friendly service and excellent food is a winning combination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    HubertHumphrey
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food and service at Bouquet are both top notch. The menu is mostly locally-sourced and has a nice selection of entrees, including a vegetarian tofu dish that is very flavorful. The wine list is excellent and there is a respectable craft beer selection as well. Service is friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place is great
    Planetrvl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This restaurant is great.. Great food and very consistent. I have eaten there 4 times and have had something different each time. Everything is prepared to perfection and the wait staff is excellent! I will continue to dine there as long as my travels take me through that town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening!
    theIves
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our dining experience at Bouquet was wonderful! The cheese plate was the perfect starter - giving us time to enjoy nibbling and great cocktails. The tomato salad was perfection, pairing local fresh cherry tomatoes with shaved Parmesan and fruit. We could have eaten several each! The main courses were divine, though one steak was undercooked. No problem at all! It was re-done and came out perfectly cooked. And the chef "made good" on the kitchen's gaffe. We definitely recommend Bouquet for any occasion or no occasion at all. It is our favorite of all of the Mainstrasse restaurants - hands down!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cmacVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Wonderful dinner of local fresh food! We had chicken and pork chops. The sauces on each made them amazing. A nice bottle of wine and it was a perfect date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luvthisplace
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We dined at Bouquet with our son & his fiancé celebrating their engagement. The atmosphere was great, the food was wonderful and our server very attentive. Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bouquet continues to Shine
    jerryVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We have been here before. The food is great and the service is special. I highly recommend for someone seeking a great time in Northern Kentucky. Chef Stephen Williams is one of top chefs in this area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Delishdream
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food here is amazing. We are big foodies and I absolutely love this restaurant. What a great find!! One of the small plates I had used squash blossoms with amaranth flower; creative and delicious! A true dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    FoodieFiasco
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had dined at Bouquet previously and was impressed but the last visit wasn't so stellar. Service was a bit slow and unfortunately our entrees were not very good. I had the pork chop and my husband had the duck - mine was overcooked and his was under-cooked. The salads were definitely the standouts - a squash blossom special and the heirloom tomato, both were great. The cheese plate with two meats was pretty expensive with generic offerings for the price. The bread pudding as also average and the apricot sauce tasted like baby food! The ambiance is nice but we did feel a bit neglected on the service front and there was no one else upstairs. For the price you pay, I expect a little more from a dining experience so not sure if we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect date night
    PeterAmanda
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I have been wanting to visit Bouquet since they opened and this past weekend we finally had our date night plans come together. When we arrived, Sybilka showed us to our table and for the rest of the evening she made our evening perfect! Having heard so much about the food, we decided to not open our menus and instead leave the course selections to Sybilka. It was amazing! just the few minutes we had spoken it seemed she knew our style and palate perfectly. The food was amazing and perfectly prepared, but the service was above and beyond. A perfect balance of checking on our needs and giving us time to talk (it was date night after all). We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice but too way too expensive
    ShyGirl50
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The restaurant was very nice and we had a very good time. Our service was very good. The food was good but it is very expensive for what you get. The cheese plate that I ordered included 6 bite size pieces of cheese, 6 crackers, 1/4 c of pistachio relish and a smear of seasonal jam. Again, everything tasted great but it was not worth the $15 price. IF I recommend the restaurant to anyone I will make sure to tell them that it is good but very over priced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Planetrvl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This restaurant is a hidden little gem with excellent food a service. I have been there 3 times now and intend on going back again when I next visit this city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice dinner
    KywildcatsVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our first visit to Bouquet. I love the atmosphere on Main Street; the outdoor dining setting is really nice. The food was good, but in my opinion the entrees could have used more seasoning and maybe a sauce - our two entrees were both missing something. Our soups and salads were quite good. We did not have dessert, although the dessert menu was appealing. We will likely dine here again, but I will opt for an appetizer instead of an entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner!
    DiscriminatingDiner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our dinner was exceptionally good and the service was outstanding. The halibut and duck were delicious along with the kale salad which was split for us. The menu was varied and interesting. We will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Divine Dining
    LuckyMan
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Out entrees were perfect. I had the pork, but prepared like their chicken. My wife had the duck. The drinks were reasonably priced and delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were there with a table of ten.
    Woodrow
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Superb restaurant. Josh is an exceptional waiter and treated us extremely well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • covyrose
    covyrose
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This place is outstanding, if food and service excellence top your dining priorities. I selected the heralded halibut, and it equaled every laudatory comment. The stunner was the chicken, sampled from my friend's entree selection. I previously avoided this fowl, because of a (well-founded) knowledge that chicken is, in most instances, ordinary. Not so at Bouquet; I'd be hard-pressed to say which entree was superior. The service was engaging and friendly---they went the second mile to assure an enjoyable dining experience. It's the perfect special occasion location---or if you're simply in the mood to be wowed by splendid flavors and creativity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet